June 2023: Local Election Results

Staple Hill & Mangotsfield

Winning candidates Ian Boulton, Michael Bell and Katie Cooper

LABOUR massively increased its margin of victory in the Staple Hill & Mangotsfield ward.

Sitting councillors Ian Boulton, Michael Bell and Katie Cooper were all re-elected, with the margin between the third-placed Labour candidate and the leading Conservative in fourth increasing to 1,225, from 550 four years ago.

The three Labour candidates secured 70% of the votes cast between them, up from 58% in 2019; all three received more than 2,000 votes, while none of the other candidates polled above 1,000.

Ian Boulton topped the poll with 2,331 votes, followed by Michael Bell with 2,153 and Katie Cooper with 2,014.

The leading Tory candidate was Andy O’Hara, who received 789 votes, followed by fellow Conservatives Andrew Shore and Anil Mishra.

The three Liberal Democrat candidates were placed seventh, eighth and ninth, more than 200 votes behind the sixth-placed Tory.

Full result:

Ian Boulton (Lab): 2,331

Michael Bell (Lab): 2,153

Katie Cooper (Lab): 2,014

Andy O’Hara (Con):789

Andrew Shore (Con): 604

Anil Mishra (Con): 556

Andrew Daer (LD): 337

Brenda Allen (LD) 228

Gabrielle Davis (LD) 222

Turnout: 33%